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Kenosha County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 169,561 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 149,577 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,742
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,839
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,733
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,069 (it was 17,324 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 273 sq. mi.

Water area: 481.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 621 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenosha County: 104.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kenosha County, WI (2019)
    • 127,83485.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 22,81615.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 12,5558.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,8461.9%Asian alone
    • 2,3321.6%Two or more races
    • 6670.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 5110.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 83,023  (49.0%)
Females: 86,538  (51.0%)
Average household size:
Kenosha County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,997 ($46,970 in 1999)
This county:

$65,997
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $850 (lower quartile is $702, upper quartile is $1,044)
This county:

$850
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,200 (it was $118,200 in 2000)
Kenosha:

$203,200
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,000 - $292,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $248,950
Here:

$248,950
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $172,378
Here:

$172,378
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $210,490
Here:

$210,490
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $156,708
Here:

$156,708
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $162,010
Here:

$162,010
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $28,282
Here:

$28,282
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,508
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $627

Institutionalized population: 1,837

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 196
  • Thefts: 428
  • Auto thefts: 53

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 440
  • Auto thefts: 55
Kenosha County, WI map from a distance

Health of residents in Kenosha County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
67.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 510 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 1998: 580 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 1999: 667 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2000: 626 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2001: 732 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2002: 813 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2003: 808 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2004: 834 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2005: 862 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2006: 672 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2007: 497 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2008: 277 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2009: 165 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2010: 159 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2012: 147 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2013: 153 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2014: 151 buildings, average cost: $308,700
  • 2015: 178 buildings, average cost: $317,200
  • 2016: 182 buildings, average cost: $302,700
  • 2017: 194 buildings, average cost: $298,000
  • 2018: 228 buildings, average cost: $314,700
  • 2019: 246 buildings, average cost: $335,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Kenosha, WI residents
Average permit cost in Kenosha, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,745 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,760 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Kenosha, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kenosha, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kenosha, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.4%
Kenosha County:

9.4%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 24.2% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.1 years old
(Males: 37.8 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 26.8 years old, American Indian residents: 13.8 years old, Asian residents: 31.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 30.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kenosha County is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $739 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1016 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Salem, Somers, Twin Lakes, Bristol, Wheatland, Camp Lake, Paddock Lake, Randall.

Kenosha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Kenosha County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Iowa , Cassia County, Idaho , Fayette County, Iowa , Union County, South Dakota , Tama County, Iowa , Webster County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Kenosha, WI
County total employment by year in Kenosha, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Kenosha, WI

Current college students: 9,631
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,945 (44.0% naturalized citizens)

Kenosha County:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5292010 or later
  • 2,9522000 to 2009
  • 2,7301990 to 1999
  • 1,2991980 to 1989
  • 1,0431970 to 1979
  • 2,231Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Kenosha County marital status for males Kenosha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45,992
  • One, attached: 1,988
  • Two: 3,925
  • 3 or 4: 2,806
  • 5 to 9: 4,125
  • 10 to 19: 4,184
  • 20 to 49: 3,182
  • 50 or more: 1,762
  • Mobile homes: 2,902

Housing units in Kenosha County with a mortgage: 27,663 (517 second mortgage, 2,783 home equity loan, 60 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,786

Here:

65.9% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kenosha County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,00814
Evangelical Protestant15,18355
Mainline Protestant9,67529
Other1,63511
Orthodox3002
Black Protestant1993
None104,426-
Kenosha County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Kenosha County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Kenosha County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kenosha County:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Kenosha County:

28.2%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Kenosha County:

Average size of farms: 190 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $73,043
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $318.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,410
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,700
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.68%
Corn for grain: 26282 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3963 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26115 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,373 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 116 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kenosha County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.8 miles away from Kenosha County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 259.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 284.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from Kenosha County center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 130.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4477-WI: March 11, 2020, FEMA Id: 4477, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1966: April 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1719: August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3163: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kenosha County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kenosha

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 57,693 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 6,228 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 453 (0.7%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 30 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 672 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 218 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,240 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 2,898 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Nicaragua (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kenosha County


  • German (19%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • American (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 1,745 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 936 people in nursing homes
  • 564 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 213 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 155 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 108 people in state prisons
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind

People in group quarters in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 2,349 people in college/university student housing
  • 924 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 765 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 106 people in state prisons
  • 85 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 75 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,734.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.05% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($15,932 average AGI)
3.65% relocated from other states ($34,943 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

3.65%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IL  1.50% ($57,683 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.94% ($43,226)
from Cook County, IL  0.45% ($60,762)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.34% ($43,345)
from Walworth County, WI  0.25% ($52,309)
from McHenry County, IL  0.16% ($52,553)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.09% ($56,362)


6.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,674 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

0.60%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.74% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($19,666 average AGI)
3.18% relocated to other states ($27,453 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

3.18%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Racine County, WI  1.29% ($43,422 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.77% ($49,104)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.48% ($41,702)
to Walworth County, WI  0.29% ($50,715)
to Cook County, IL  0.28% ($49,128)
to McHenry County, IL  0.12% ($41,123)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.10% ($69,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Kenosha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Kenosha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kenosha County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,170 (17,263 aged, 3,907 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,411 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,359)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,816)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,434)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,186)
  • Unspecified dementia (938)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (721)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (703)
  • Congestive heart failure (614)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (596)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (561)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,220
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 153
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,824

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,317
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 844
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 53.2
  • Firearm - 46.8
  • Poisoning - 33.9
  • Other - 8.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 169,561
  • Male householders: 31,539 (9,199 living alone), Female householders: 32,648 (10,271 living alone)
  • 29,556 spouses (29,433 opposite-sex spouses), 5,616 unmarried partners, (5,367 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 53,026 children (49,242 natural, 864 adopted, 2,920 stepchildren), 4,404 grandchildren, 917 brothers or sisters, 1,639 parents, 0 foster children, 1,578 other relatives, 4,360 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,278

Size of family households: 17,504 2-persons, 9,048 3-persons, 7,516 4-persons, 3,423 5-persons, 1,519 6-persons, 647 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,470 1-person, 4,697 2-persons, 218 3-persons, 107 4-persons, 38 5-persons.

21,618 married couples with children.
12,892 single-parent households (4,646 men, 8,246 women).

87.8% of residents of Kenosha speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $626,408,000 ($3,954 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $315,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,644,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,311,000
Federal grants: $114,058,000
Federal procurement contracts: $23,671,000 ($9,200,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,608,000 ($1,126,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $403,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $134,262,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,064,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,146
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,582
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,241
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,350
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kenosha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.55 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • 1,5132014 or later
  • 7402010 to 2013
  • 9,4542000 to 2009
  • 11,5761990 to 1999
  • 5,7011980 to 1989
  • 12,3371970 to 1979
  • 6,1381960 to 1969
  • 8,8461950 to 1959
  • 3,5271940 to 1949
  • 11,0341939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • 481 room
  • 2542 rooms
  • 3033 rooms
  • 4,7714 rooms
  • 9,4715 rooms
  • 10,0556 rooms
  • 7,1097 rooms
  • 4,6518 rooms
  • 5,7879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • 5361 room
  • 4962 rooms
  • 4,5233 rooms
  • 8,0884 rooms
  • 4,3285 rooms
  • 1,7466 rooms
  • 1,0357 rooms
  • 2588 rooms
  • 7289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • 62no bedroom
  • 7441 bedroom
  • 9,3192 bedrooms
  • 21,4163 bedrooms
  • 9,2954 bedrooms
  • 1,6135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • 681no bedroom
  • 3,9221 bedroom
  • 12,7902 bedrooms
  • 3,3573 bedrooms
  • 8064 bedrooms
  • 1825+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 804no vehicle
  • 10,9281 vehicle
  • 17,4762 vehicles
  • 8,9833 vehicles
  • 3,2754 vehicles
  • 9835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,504no vehicle
  • 10,5851 vehicle
  • 7,3082 vehicles
  • 8883 vehicles
  • 3084 vehicles
  • 1455+ vehicles

84.9% of Kenosha County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Wisconsin.

Kenosha County:

84.9%
State average:

86.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 91,070
  • Other state: 67,705
  • Northeast: 2,278
  • Midwest: 53,506
  • South: 7,930
  • West: 3,991
Year householders moved into unit in Kenosha County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenosha County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 89.3%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.5%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 962
Here:

5.4%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 564
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,272
Here:

28.5%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kenosha County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $18,089,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,033,000
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Parking Facilities: $21,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $41,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,442,000
    Health - Other: $22,064,000
    Police Protection: $19,614,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,222,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,601,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,225,000
    Regular Highways: $5,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,495,000
    General - Other: $5,065,000
    Financial Administration: $3,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,010,000
    Libraries: $1,978,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $871,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $216,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,578,000
    Public Welfare: $3,974,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,651,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,107,000
    Highways: $609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $581,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,355,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,970,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,185,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,196,000
    General Revenue - Other: $687,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Sale of Property: $101,000
    Rents: $50,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,799,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,199,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,319,000
    Highways: $9,027,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,309,000
    Other: $2,980,000
    Education: $1,792,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,722,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,269,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $494,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $479,000
    Other License: $227,000
    Other: $18,000

Kenosha County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $18,089,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,033,000
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Parking Facilities: $21,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $41,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,442,000
    Health - Other: $22,064,000
    Police Protection: $19,614,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,222,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,601,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,225,000
    Regular Highways: $5,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,495,000
    General - Other: $5,065,000
    Financial Administration: $3,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,010,000
    Libraries: $1,978,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $871,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $216,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,578,000
    Public Welfare: $3,974,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,651,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,107,000
    Highways: $609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $581,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,355,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,970,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,185,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,196,000
    General Revenue - Other: $687,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Sale of Property: $101,000
    Rents: $50,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,799,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,199,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,319,000
    Highways: $9,027,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,309,000
    Other: $2,980,000
    Education: $1,792,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,722,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,269,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $494,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $479,000
    Other License: $227,000
    Other: $18,000

Kenosha County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $18,089,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,033,000
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Parking Facilities: $21,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $41,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,442,000
    Health - Other: $22,064,000
    Police Protection: $19,614,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,222,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,601,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,225,000
    Regular Highways: $5,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,495,000
    General - Other: $5,065,000
    Financial Administration: $3,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,010,000
    Libraries: $1,978,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $871,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $216,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,578,000
    Public Welfare: $3,974,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,651,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,107,000
    Highways: $609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $581,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,355,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,970,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,185,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,196,000
    General Revenue - Other: $687,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Sale of Property: $101,000
    Rents: $50,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,799,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,199,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,319,000
    Highways: $9,027,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,309,000
    Other: $2,980,000
    Education: $1,792,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,722,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,269,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $494,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $479,000
    Other License: $227,000
    Other: $18,000

Kenosha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $18,089,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,033,000
    Solid Waste Management: $129,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Parking Facilities: $21,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,223,000
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $41,615,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,442,000
    Health - Other: $22,064,000
    Police Protection: $19,614,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,222,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,601,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,225,000
    Regular Highways: $5,786,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,495,000
    General - Other: $5,065,000
    Financial Administration: $3,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,010,000
    Libraries: $1,978,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $871,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $216,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,578,000
    Public Welfare: $3,974,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,651,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,107,000
    Highways: $609,000
    Health and Hospitals: $581,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,355,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,970,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,185,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,196,000
    General Revenue - Other: $687,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $304,000
    Sale of Property: $101,000
    Rents: $50,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,243,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,799,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $34,199,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,319,000
    Highways: $9,027,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,309,000
    Other: $2,980,000
    Education: $1,792,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,722,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,269,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $494,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $479,000
    Other License: $227,000
    Other: $18,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,638
  • Number of aged recipients: 180
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,458
  • Number of recipients under 18: 569
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,714
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 355
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 897
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,261
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED615$153,689723$162,8225,514$168,973326$55,15015$808,133440$162,32018$43,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$152,19050$156,020393$176,27730$67,7333$1,633,33322$162,00011$56,636
APPLICATIONS DENIED81$150,185124$144,5001,361$184,495141$50,7870$0111$160,47723$32,913
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$138,26365$171,877877$174,91235$104,5715$1,481,60048$157,5001$23,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$152,09114$171,286253$174,66816$61,9380$010$168,4000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED150$170,940182$195,7750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$199,63638$194,6052$250,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$166,50046$193,9780$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$200,00014$168,7860$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$145,0003$154,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kenosha, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kenosha, WI - Value
Most common first names in Kenosha County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,02674.7 years
Mary81679.8 years
William64174.9 years
Joseph59276.2 years
Robert58568.9 years
Frank52877.7 years
James47369.5 years
George42875.9 years
Helen42580.8 years
Margaret39680.4 years
Most common last names in Kenosha County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26775.0 years
Smith24376.0 years
Anderson18174.8 years
Miller16774.8 years
Nelson12177.6 years
Jensen11078.6 years
Hansen9678.2 years
Thomas9375.4 years
Peterson9275.5 years
Brown8473.5 years
Businesses in Kenosha County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Journeys1
ALDO2Justice1
AT&T1KFC3
Advance Auto Parts2Kmart1
Aeropostale1Kohl's1
Ann Taylor2La Quinta1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's3Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone2Lowe's1
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets15
Ben & Jerry's1Maurices1
Best Western2McDonald's8
Blockbuster1Menards1
Brooks Brothers1New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS2Old Country Buffet1
CarMax1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Payless1
Clarks1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quiznos1
DHL2RadioShack3
Dairy Queen4Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears2
Dressbarn1Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts1Skechers USA1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks5
Fashion Bug1Subway12
FedEx22Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell4
Gap1Target1
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block7True Value4
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul7
Holiday Inn2UPS29
Honda1Vans2
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
IZOD1Walgreens6
J.Crew1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's4
Jimmy John's20White Castle1
Jones New York1YMCA1

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